Functional constipation is a common problem in childhood affecting up to 15% of infants under the age of one. We provide information to support healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and management of this condition.
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A topic in 10 questions: how to manage infant constipation
Constipation is the most common cause of abdominal pain in infants seen by healthcare professionals. Tess Mobberley offers advice on managing this distressing condition.
Constipation: why early diagnosis is vital
Health visitors play a key supportive role to the families of infants and toddlers experiencing constipation, says expert Dr Jenny Gordon. Offered in tandem with an effective treatment plan, this lessens distress and discomfort and helps to ensure that it does not develop into a chronic condition.
Constipation in infancy
Professor David Candy, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, offers recommendations on how to treat constipation in infancy.